Monthly Archives: March 2019

Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything with a Trip Inspection at Winchester Tire & Alignment

Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the journey by getting a trip inspection at Winchester Tire & Alignment in MEMPHIS. After all, you wouldn't travel without clean socks, why ask your vehicle to travel with a load of dirty oil?The first step in a trip inspection at Winchester Tire & Alignment is to look at your travel plans. What kinds of roads will you be driving on? Will you be in the TN back country or on the freeway? Will you be crossing mountains? Off-roading? What will the weather be like? How far away from MEMPHIS will you be traveling? How much are you hauling? Will you be towing a trailer or lugging a rooftop carrier? Will you encounter dust, mud, snow or sea salt? All of these questions can help determine which services are mo ... read more

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Should MEMPHIS Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Winchester Tire & Alignment tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule – but you take a second look at that “severe service” schedule and see some of the following: 1. Most of your trips around MEMPHIS are less than four miles/six and a half kilometers.2. Most of your trips are less than 10 miles/16 km when outside TN temperatures are below freezing.3. You don't do a lot of TN freeway driving, so you drive at low speeds most of the time.4. You drive in an area with a lot of pollution, dust, dirt, mud or slush.5. You frequently tow a trailer, haul heavy loads around MEMPHIS or use a car-top carrier.6. The weather in your area can get very hot or very cold.Surprising, isn't it? Severe driving isn't quite what you'd envisioned.Ask yourself: "Which auto service schedule should I follow?" For some of us, it's obvious. But for most o ... read more

Economics of Maintenance for MEMPHIS Auto Owners

Buying a new car in MEMPHIS is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in MEMPHIS who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having second thoughts in this economy. For many, the question is, how does the certainty of a new car payment stack up against uncertain repairs for a car that may be out of warranty?For purposes of our discussion, let's assume you live right here in MEMPHIS and have a five year old vehicle. It's now paid off. If you keep it, you fear that there'll be some repairs over the next five years, but you really don't know what to expect. For help we turned to maintenance and repair information for cars and trucks. With this data, they project likely service and repair costs for a particular make and model. They're able to use manufacturer's maintenance s ... read more

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